Join us at the Build in the Open Happy Hour to connect and collaborate with Open Source enthusiasts 

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Open source has forever changed software development for the better. It has allowed developers from around the world to connect, collaborate, and build tomorrow’s technology. Microsoft culturally adopted an open mindset under Satya Nadella and internally changed the way software was developed. Microsoft is continually learning how to be a better open-source partner and support Read more

How to migrate and modernize Linux workloads and open source databases to Azure 

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With extensive support for all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings for open source databases like Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Azure Database for MariaDB—it’s no surprise that Linux is the fastest growing platform on Azure. Furthermore, Azure Migrate makes the discovery, Read more

Deploying SUSE SAP HA Automation in Microsoft Azure 

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Why automation Maintaining a competitive advantage often depends on how quickly you can deliver new services. SAP applications are designed to help companies analyze data to anticipate new requirements and rapidly deliver new products and services. This gives you the ability to keep existing customers happy while attracting new business. In line with SUSE’s vision Read more

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exFAT in the Linux kernel? Yes! 

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Microsoft ♥ Linux – we say that a lot, and we mean it! Today we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft is supporting the addition of Microsoft’s exFAT technology to the Linux kernel. exFAT is the Microsoft-developed file system that’s used in Windows and in many types of storage devices like SD Cards and USB flash Read more

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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh 

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Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider Read more

Microsoft joins OIN: FAQs with Erich Andersen 

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Microsoft recently joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community dedicated to protecting Linux and other open source software programs from patent risk. Since its founding in 2005, OIN has been at the forefront of helping companies manage patent risks and we’re humbled to be a part of it. It’s been great to see the Read more

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary 

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We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout Read more

Tutorial: Immutable infrastructure for Azure, using VSTS, Terraform, Packer and Ansible 

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series on CI/CD for “infrastructure as code” on Azure. In part 1, we covered a basic pipeline building application and provisioning infrastructure codified as Terraform templates and Ansible playbooks. While it demonstrated how infrastructure is treated as a code – stored, versioned, and audited – there is still Read more

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Tutorial: CI/CD for Azure using Terraform, Ansible and VSTS 

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This is part 1 of a 2-part series demonstrating how to continuously build and deploy Azure infrastructure for the applications running on Azure. The first article will show how open source tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement Infrastructure as Code. The second article in the series will enhance the infrastructure Read more

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How to create a custom VSTS agent on Azure ACI with Terraform 

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Open source tools, like Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement “infrastructure as code,” making it easier to continuously build and deploy cloud infrastructure across your applications. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) provides automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform. It uses agents to perform build and release tasks. Read more

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Connect with Microsoft at Red Hat Summit (or via the Live Stream!) 

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We’re headed to San Francisco soon for the Red Hat Summit, where we’re proud to again sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together communities who are passionate about open source in the enterprise. We announced our partnership with Red Hat in 2015, when we started making Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Read more